Research Surveys


The Neurocritical Care Society’s Assessment of the Advance Practice Provider (APP) Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on patients and critical care providers worldwide. Advanced practice provider’s (APPs), including Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Clinical Nurse Specialists, response to the pandemic has varied between health care systems. APPs have had to adapt their practice to meet not only the needs of their patients, but also the health care system itself. This study will assess the impact that COVID-19 has had on APPs clinical practice, patient care, team structure and finances. Demographic information will be collected to evaluate how various regions and health care systems were affected. The goal of this study is to gain understanding of how this pandemic has impacted the role of the neurocritical care APP and to better respond to future pandemics. Please review this Implied Consent Form before completing this survey.

Target Audience: All NCS APP members (PA, NP, & CNS)
Duration: 15-20 minutes
Survey closes: October 11, 2020


COVID-19 and Telehealth in the Intensive Care Unit Setting

The pandemic caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the infectious disease due to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has caused drastic changes in medical institutions around the world. For instance, hospital visitor restrictions have placed greater impetus on how communication occurs between providers and families. However, one potential use of telemedicine that has been less discussed is that involving inpatients. This is especially important because many COVID-19 patients receive mechanical ventilation and sedation and thus do not have the capacity to understand their surroundings or to express their wishes. In addition, non-COVID-19 inpatients also have the potential to suffer from lack of communication with their families given these restrictions. However, technology has come a long way over the past few decades and thus may in fact serve to better address inpatients’ needs, especially in a time of crisis, and implementing telehealth in the ICU setting has been found to suggest benefits such as improved access to care, better outcomes, reduced length of stay, more ready access to address emergencies, and cost savings. We seek to determine whether telehealth resources have been utilized in ICUs during the COVID-19 pandemic and whether they have been seen as useful and should be included in clinical care beyond the pandemic.

Target Audience
: All US-based NCS members
Duration: 2 minutes
Survey closes: October 11, 2020




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Survey Opened

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Acute Stroke Management of Tandem Occlusions during Mechanical Thrombectomy (MT) Survey

August 24, 2020

Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez

Perceptions of Health Care Providers Worldwide Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic & Its Impact on Patient Care, Resources, and Clinical Education

April 28, 2020 Sarah Wahlster
Practice Changes for Acute Ischemic Stroke During COVID-19 April 16, 2020 Tamara Strohm
Moyamoya Disease Survey of International Perioperative Practices March 13th, 2020 Carolina B Maciel
Hypotension in the ICU January 16, 2020 Ward van der Ven
Career Satisfaction October 7, 2019 Shyam Rao
Sedation Management in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Survey August 13, 2019 Victoria Mcredie
Drug Shortages July 18, 2019 Emily Durr
Laboratory Values that Preclude Brain Death Diagnosis July 9, 2019 David Lerner
Determination of the Inter Rater Reliability of the modified Fisher Scale July 2, 2019 Christopher Melinosky
Pharmacogenomics of Calcium Channel Blocker Medication in Stroke and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage May 16, 2019 David Freeman



Pending approval from the Research Operations Sub-Committee, NCS Members are allowed the opportunity to post surveys for free-will participation from the NCS Membership. Surveys are reviewed by the Committee on a monthly basis. Following submission of the form you will receive a follow up email from NCS staff regarding whether your survey has been approved. 

If you would like to be considered to have your survey to be posted, please review the following requirements: 
     1. Complete the required Submission Form below.
     2. If accepted, complete a Feedback Survey after the survey has closed. 

For more information regarding survey submission details, please follow this link.